Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Rights to Life, Liberty and Property: United They Stand, Divided They Fall

A remarkably well-written piece authored by Tom Mullen, articulating the interdependence of the rights to life, liberty and property.

This piece shows the fallaciousness of attempting to compartmentalize, or even prioritize, rights that not only are equally important and equally vital to the maintenance of our republic, but cannot even truly exist separate from each other. Communicating such a basic (and yet profound) idea as clearly as Mullen does in this piece may do more than satisfactorily resolve an academic exercise - it may, if fully considered, bring together moralists (valuing the "right to life"), libertarians (emphasizing "liberty") and free-market economists (who prize "property" rights) into a cohesive whole. To paraphrase Ron Paul: Liberty unites.

1 comment:

  1. THank you for reposting, AC! I am a big fan of your Roman ancestor, btw. I plan on getting more of his writing onto my recommended reading list at tommullen.net. TTYS.